5 Benefits You’ll Feel When You #BikeSlugToWorkMay 11, 2017 6:19 pm
The long slog to work can be filled with stress, anxiety, and most of all a lot of hurry up and wait. You can sit on the train platform waiting and waiting or you could get moving and get to your office with a renewed sense of energy that will serve you the whole day through.
All month long, your friendly Brooklyn bike shop is encouraging you to #BikeSlugtoWork. Hop on your two wheels and get those legs pumping for a chance to win $200. More on that below.
Even if you don’t win the cash, you’ll start to notice a host of benefits when you ride your bike to work every day or even just a couple of times a week.
1.) No more groggy mornings: If you’re like me and you need your cup of coffee before your brain starts working in the morning, try a bike ride. It’s better then caffeine and it will snap you right out of any morning fog you might find yourself in.
2.) Get more sleep: Sleep might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of riding your bike to work, but you’ll get more of it if you combine your morning workout with your morning commute. You’re killing two birds with one stone and you won’t have to battle the gym in the morning either.
3.) Fresh air: Getting out into the fresh air is the perfect way to improve your health and take advantage of the natural adrenaline that comes with basking in the glow of Mother Nature’s sunbath every morning. A morning sunrise will brighten your day every time.
4.) A better relationship with your family/friends/roommates: Ok, how does this one work? Imagine you’re coming off a stressful day at the office. You hop on the Subway and head for home. You’re battling rush hour on the train and haven’t had an ounce of time to yourself. Your mood will likely not be in tip top shape when you walk through the door. Now flip that and imagine you have your whole commute to yourself with the wind in your hair while riding your bike home. You open the door and go running into your loved ones arms…well, we know this isn’t some ro/co, but you get the idea. More you time = better relationships in the long run.
5.) You could win $200: I told you we’d get to this one. Here’s how it works. For the entire month of May we’re encouraging you to bike to work. If you do that, you could be entered to win $200 cash. Just snap a picture of your ride to or from work and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram with #bikeslugtowork and you’ll be entered to win the cash. Easy.
If you’re weary about riding your bike to work because you’ve never done it before, grab a friend and ride together.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can take part in the contest and be inspired by others who are doing the same thing. Search on either Facebook or Instagram using #BikeSlugToWork and you’ll see some great photos.